The Earth and the sky can teach us more than any old gray-bearded professor ever could in some classroom with humming fluorescent lights and fidgeting students. Real learning takes place in the real world. The woods and the lakes and the rivers uncover more about the world than a dusty old scholarly book ever could. My best friends have always been the clouds, the oceans, and the mountains. If you are one with the universe, you have no need for the trivial, no concern for the unworthy. You walk with the Dao, every step, every move.